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Seventh session of the Team of Specialists on Innovation and Competitiveness Policies

16 - 17 October 2014

Salle XII, Palais des Nations, Geneva

[TOS ICP poster]

The substantive segment of the session will be on: Smart Specialization - Strategies for Sustainable Development

Smart specialization is a – relatively new – approach to innovation policy and to economic development. It is a strategy in which governments design and deploy their policy instruments on the basis of market signals in order to leverage existing capabilities, assets and competences in the enterprise sector to promote innovation and to generate new comparative advantages.

The seminar will bring together leading policy makers, and representatives of civil society, the business community and academics.

Please click here to register for TOS ICP.

Kindly follow the steps below: 

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 - You will receive an email confirming that your registration has been approved. You will also receive the registration form in PDF, which you are kindly requested to print and bring with you to Pregny Gate on 16 October 2014 (in order to avoid long queues at Pregny Gate, please arrive by 9.15 a.m.)

Should you encounter any problems with this process, you may also register by filling out this form and returning to the secretariat.

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Informational flyer about the event

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Agenda
ECE/CECI/ICP/2014/1

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Report of sixth session
ECE/CECI/ICP/2013/2

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Report of seventh session
ECE/CECI/ICP/2014/2

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Time Agenda Item
   
Thursday, 16 October 2014  
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Item 1. Adoption of the agenda and election of officers
  Item 2. Substantive segment “Smart Specialization – Strategies for Sustainable Development”
3 p.m. – 6 p.m. Item 2. Substantive segment “Smart Specialization – Strategies for Sustainable Development” (continued)
Friday, 17 October 2014  
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Item 2. Substantive segment “Smart Specialization – Strategies for Sustainable Development” (continued)
3 p.m. – 6 p.m. Item 3. Review of the work of the Team of Specialists on Innovation and Competitiveness Policies since the sixth session
  Item 4. Implementation plan for work to be undertaken in the remainder of 2014 and in 2015
  Item 5. Other business
  Item 6. Adoption of the Report of the Session
Thursday 16 October 2014  
10:30 am – 1 pm Session 1: Smart Specialization Strategies – Why, What and How?
1 pm – 3 pm Break
3 pm – 6 pm Session 2: Smart Specialization and Economic Development – Filling the Policy Gaps
Friday 17 October 2014  
10 am – 11:30 am Session 3: Smart Government for Smart Specialization – Building Capacity for Policy Design and Implementation
11:30 am – 1 pm Session 4: Above and Beyond – Clusters, Regions, Cross-border Collaboration, and the Global Agenda

Walter Deffaa, Director General, DG Regional Policy, European Commission (tbc)

Dominique Foray, Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, Switzerland

Charles Wessner, Georgetown University, former Director, Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, U.S. National Academy of Sciences

Ivan Bortnik, Chairman, Association of Innovative Regions, Russian Federation

Mario Cervantes, Principal Administrator, Science & Technology Policy Division, OECD

Slavo Radosevic, University College London, United Kingdom

Kevin Morgan, University of Cardiff, United Kingdom

Ruslan Rakhmatullin, S3 Platform Team, Joint Research Centre, European Commission


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